are those that connect you with the essence of a place & it’s people. This is our guide to people and experiences to help you plan your Langhe adventure. We seek Love & Passion, Dedication & Devotion in all that we recommend and offer.
Barolo & Barbaresco WINERIES
Winery visits, especially those by appointment give you the opportunity to meet and get to know the People behind the incredible wines of our area. The vast majority of wineries are by appointment, they do not have open walk-in Tasting Rooms. But it takes just a moment to click on a link below and request a visit with date & time. You will be shown incredible & unique hospitality. Allow apx 2 hours per visit & 15 to 20 minutes drive time between the different villages. We are happy to help you with appointments once you have arrived to the hotel, but we really encourage you to reach out to the wineries personally. Click & Request Below! Other great ways to do wine tasting are at the Regional & Comunal ENOTECA and the few but important Wineries Open to the Public with walk-in Tasting Rooms. Download the lists.
ALL WINERIES ARE BETWEEN 15 TO 20 MINUTES FROM THE HOTEL.
Barbaresco Rio Sordo & Rio Sordo Riserva, Barolo Cannubi Muscatel
Barolo Cerequio & Cannubi, Barbaresco Asili & Reyna
Barbaresco Serraboella & Vigna Erte
Wonderful wines & highly recommended for a visit. Barbaresco
Barolo La Serra, Cerretta, Serralunga & a limited amount of Vigna Rionda + Langhe Nebbiolo.
Excellent prices, great quality. Barbaresco Nervo, Marcarini & Vign. Castellizzano + Langhe Nebbiolo
This is a new find & I LOVE their Baroli! Barolo Le Coste & San Giuseppe + Langhe Nebbiolo Botti
Barolo Monprivato rivals Monfortino any day! Also Barolo Villero & Santo Stefano di Perno are stunners.
A fairly new but up-and-coming wine producer in Monforte d'Alba.
Barolo Brunate, Brunate-Le Coste, Tre Tine, Cannubi-San Lorenzo-Ravera
Big Baroli in the 90s style. Barolo Big d'Big, Cappella di S. Stefano, La Villa Modonna Assunta Riserva, San Pietro.
I fell in love with Mario Roagna's wines many years ago. Visiting his winery is good way to get yourself over to the Roero and taste wines from a different terroir than the Langhe. Completely biological. Love his whites and his Nebbiolo.
Cult Barolo, completely traditional. Barolo Sottocastello from the comune of Novello.
Barbaresco Bordini & Serraboella, Langhe Nebbiolo. One of our favorite small Barbaresco producers owned by Aldo & Luisella Pola & Bruno Ferro. 60,000 Bottles, 14 hectares in total.
Open to the Public for Tastings, without appointment necessary.
Open to the Public for Tastings, no appointment necessary. For a tour of the cellar an appointment must be made. A beautiful winery with a particulary comfortable area for tastings.
Open to the Public for Tastings. There is usually a Cellar Tour conducted in English at 3:00 pm.
Open to the Public for Tastings, without appointment necessary. A tour of the cellar requires an appointment but is well worth it; it is a beautiful historic winery.
WINERY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR TASTINGS, no appt necessary. For a Cellar tour, an appointment well in advance is essential.
Our great neighbors. Try to book with Enrico the young & talented winemaker who has contributed mightly to Rivetto's star rising. Check out his blog Enrico Rivetto, to track the winemaking during the year and learn alot!
Ask your favorite wine shop or Sommelier to enlist help with their Distributor or Importer to secure you an appointment at this truly beautiful, historic winery. Otherwise Pio Cesare accepts visits only from the wine Trade.
Very accommodating winery, possible for Saturday visits, request via email.
Barolo Bricco Luciani & Bricco Manzoni, Giachini, Tumé, Annunziata V. Pilcotti.
LOVE their wines, well priced for the quality.
They offer tastings only, NO tour of the cellar done. And they are not particularly welcoming.
If you can score an appointment you will have a great time with Silvia, Elio's lively daughter who I love and never to see enough! Be aware, they do not sell from the winery.
Borolo Arborina, one of my favorite & most elegant vineyards or CRU, Vign. Rocche & Rocche dell Annunziata for more minerality and power.
Often available for visits on Saturday and even Sunday sometimes!
One of the so-called "Barolo Boys" and an orginal. She is one of the best winemakers in the area and one of the best storytellers. Chiara is also darling, a lot of fun and generally kicks ass, as do her wines!! The story of how she acquired the E.Pira Winery is heartwarming and attests to her humility and respect.
Available for visits on Saturdays, ask about Sundays. This is a real family operation and quite inspirational.
A wonderful winery and people. Ask you favorite wine shop or Sommelier to hit up their distributor and/or importer to ask for an appointment. Write an email yourself, but do not hesitate to ask for the above assistance.
I believe Maria Teresa uses electronic mail now although you must write to her via her website. Be sure to WRITE her to request an appointment, our calling on your behalf doesn't work. Writing her is ESSENTIAL!
Wonderful people and good friends. Their winery is very down to earth and a real family operation. Great wines at very good prices!
Gives visits only to the people in the Wine Trade for the most part. Ask for assistance from the your wine store or favorite Sommelier and WRITE to the winery well in advance to request a visit.
La Spinetta for all it's fame remains very accesable for visits. Be sure to write in advance, click on the link below!
Excellent small producer, great place to visit the winery.
Very friendly, makes for a wonderful visit & tasting.
Recently restored and updated their winery. Quite accesable for visits now.
Elisa is the new generation of winemakers, is delightful & brilliant. Her Barolo Bric del Fiasc 2010 won 100 points in Wine Enthusiast recently!
The winery is actually on the road into Barbaresco immediately on the right, even though the address is Neive.
Do not give visits except to people in the Wine Trade.
Amazingly available given how famous they are! Write for an appt.
Wonderful young winemaker and fantastic Barbaresco Rizzi, Nervo & Pajorè. A winery to discover!
Brilliant small producer, imported by the stellar Kermit Lynch Importers in Berkeley, CA
Barolo Camilla, Bricco Ambrogio and Badarina, which deserves best Barolo for the best price award of all times!
A visit to this winery is a must since they are the one, if not the only ones, still doing the crush by foot! Barolo Monvigliero, Cannubi and my favorite Aclivi, a blend of 5 vineyards. Simply stupendous. Their Pelaverga is fantastic too.
Love their Barolos, you must try their Pelaverga, an indigenous grape to Verduno and very special.